Fusion-io Offers Flash Appliances as Integrated Solutions
February 7th, 2014 By: John Rath
Fusion-io (FIO) announced that the all-flash ION Accelerator appliance and ioControl Hybrid Storage appliance are now being offered as fully integrated solutions from Fusion-io value added resellers (VARs). The integrated all-flash and hybrid flash appliances are simple to deploy, purpose-built solutions for accelerating enterprise applications including Oracle, SAP HANA, and Microsoft SQL Server, as well as virtualization workloads.
“Enterprises of all sizes trust Fusion-io flash memory to accelerate the applications that are critical to their success, and with integrated all-flash and hybrid flash appliances, Fusion-io is making it easier than ever to add performance that enhances existing IT infrastructure,” said Gary Smerdon, Fusion-io Chief Strategy Officer. “Fusion-io is pleased to provide our integrated solutions to our partners interested in offering customers ready-to-ship appliances that optimize the potential of flash as a scalable persistent memory.”
The appliances enhance existing IT infrastructure by delivering application-focused performance for data-intensive workloads, allowing general purpose storage systems to focus on managing data capacity. The ION Accelerator appliance maximizes data-intensive application performance in an all-flash solution that leverages the unique architecture of Fusion ioMemory, and the ioControl hybrid flash appliance delivers enterprise flash memory performance that accelerates databases, applications and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) by up to 10x in a simple, cost-effective solution.
“Solid state storage (SSS) will have a profound effect on the future of enterprise storage and has already transformed the enterprise datacenter,” said Jeff Janukowicz, IDC Research Director. “IDC believes primary application acceleration will drive the need for subsequent acceleration downstream, creating new and unforeseen demand. The enterprise all-SSS array market is one of the most critical new drivers of the storage industry.”
“We have demanding users who need reliable access to complex files and digital models,” said Tim Rice, IT Director at Seattle-based LMN Architects. “We didn’t want to buy yesterday’s technology. We wanted our new storage system to provide enough capacity and performance to ensure we wouldn’t outgrow it in the near term. I like the next-generation ioControl hybrid approach, which gets everything out in front of the controllers with PCIe flash memory from Fusion-io. Now we don’t have to give performance a second thought.”
The all-flash Fusion ION Accelerator appliance is available now to early access customers and will be widely available in Spring 2014 from Fusion-io value added resellers in North America. The Fusion ioControl Hybrid Storage appliance is now available from Fusion-io value added resellers in North America and EMEA.